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Oct 13, 2013 8:00pm PDT
hear the different stories on taiwan. i am your host, wu ray-kuo. higher education is very important to the continued development of any economy. i want is no exception. on today's program, we are delighted and a national lighted and honored to have professor kung-yee liang yang-ming university, the professor of, to share his date on -- share his thoughts on the state of higher education in taiwan erie >> i am honored to be here. i am currently the president of the national university. >> you have been the was a -- have been the president of national yang-ming university you -- since 2010. can you give us a general assessment of the state of higher education in taiwan today? >> sure. i think we are facing numerous challenges for higher education in taiwan. the first thing that comes to many people's minds as we are facing a crisis of having fewer newborn born every year. not long ago, it was 200,000 a year and now it has dropped to about 140,000. i think in a sense the impact of the university is number one. the other one is we are surrounded by regions like hong kong and singapore t
Oct 8, 2013 8:00am PDT
the presents that if it faces an educated different stories on taiwan. on the host grateful. high rates of teaching is very important to the continued development of any economy and taiwan's is no exception. on today's program was delighted and honored to have put ice in them going he who is currently the president of national young university to share with as his piece on the state of high education in taiwan will come to the program doesn't help thank you mama to be here and colleen am currently the prison of a nation we i mean is that this was a little whooping the president on national young university since two thousand and ten can you please start off the program give this a general assessment of the state of high education in town went to take her. i think that though we are facing numerous talented student for hyde education to want to imprison come to mind probably too many people's mind is that though we facing the prices of any of you and your warm breath does every year. not too long was above twenty thousand pts for years been no drop to forty and fifty others. so eve
Oct 10, 2013 1:00am PDT
education and business, what startups are doing to make learning more effective and more accessible. first, though, how commodities, treasuries and currencies performed today. >>> there under score, may be a deal in the works to make federal charges against the hedge fund and the billionaire funder go away but it will cost him a ton of money if it happens. the securities and exchange commission is asking for $1.8 billion to make a criminal insider trading case against steven acohen disappear. he agreed to pay $600 million to settle civil fcc charges and avoid a trial. >>> at the annual education summit this week is combatting the skyrocketing cost of higher education. so some investors and entrepreneurs are jumping on a new opportunity, ed text startups, companies schools use new technology to bring educational opportunities to students almost everywhere. julia boorstin has more. >> a hot top pick at nbc's education nation conference is ed tech. they use technology to make education effective and accessible. the internet mobile devices and social tools are giving students new potent
Oct 13, 2013 10:00am PDT
conditions that are happening in their communities, whether it is education, in their kids' lives, being able to create a long-term, increase their long-term job prospects by being able to look at some of the issues going on with them and their employment things and there's a lot of underemployment in our community. >> we'll talk about underemployment, which is how they maybe find a part-time job here and another part-time job here, but it is not enough for these families. and we see a lot of that. i was reading perhaps as high as 38% of latinos are underemployed. how does that affect the families and how does it affect the communities? >> well, i think it's a huge issue because we see so many families working hard and sometimes working two or three jobs just to be able to make ends meet in the high cost of living bay area. and so you're having families doing whatever they can to struggle and they are living two or three families per household and really trying to struggle to get by and finding creative ways to do something, but one of the challenges people face is the lack of soc
Oct 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
international voice for education. >> god has given me this new life for the cause of education, and i believe that even death is supporting the cause of education. even dead did not want to kill me so how can the taliban? >> woodruff: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> my customers can shop around; see who does good work and compare costs. it can also work that way with healthcare. with united healthcare, i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business and definitely not with our health. that's health in numbers. united healthcare. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this progr
Oct 11, 2013 10:00pm PDT
every day. it's their normal life. but in other part of the world, we are starving for education. for us, it's like a precious gift. it's like a diamond. >> reporter: you wanted to be number one in your class. pretty competitive there. >> still i want to be the number one. >> reporter: she was born with wild curiosity and a lot of questions. for instance, in her culture, why are women forbidden to leave home without a man, even if the male is just a little boy? >> i wouldn't go outside without any boy. my brother would go with me. if a man can go, why can't a woman? i can see no difference between them. >> reporter: and by her side, navigating his child towards her dreams -- her father, a teacher who built her school from the ground up, scavenging money, even sweeping the floors. >> i had a great passion for education. my father was a teacher, great teacher. and i loved teaching. >> reporter: her mother, traditional, refusing to be photographed, never learning to read. there are also two little boys in the family, but dad says he always knew this girl was filled with infinite pos
Comedy Central
Oct 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, shot merely for speaking out about a girls right to education. she's here tonight at 11:00 p.m. on a school night. [ laughter ] because she is irresponsible. [ laughter ] malala and i'm totally fan girling! [cheers and applause] i don't know. [cheers and applause] someone in the audience taught me what that is. they asked me if i was fan girl being something and i was like, i don't know what you are saying. they explained it to me. you fan girl hard or you don't. and you also have to put your hands like this. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] she's on the show tonight. now -- [cheers and applause] here is another reason i'm excited. i'm not leading off with the government shutdown. not doing it. tired of it. switching it up. swept for this one thing getting under my skin. there's a republican lack of what i like to call ownership over the current predicament. >> this is harry reid's shutdown. this is not the republican shutdown. this is harry connick, jr. and brac brac's shut -- barack obama's shutdown. >> democrats refused to budge. >> no willingness at all to compromise. >> the pr
Oct 11, 2013 8:30am EDT
topic at hand. tell me how it all works. >> well, the hip hop educational literacy program itself started in about -- we started that in 2006. and i created it just out of seeing as a teacher, seeing students who were 13 to maybe 18 years of age who were realin ren a second, third, fourth grade level and seeing how the reading dideficiency compounded so many other issues for them in classrooms, so i wanted to as a hip hop artist and as as a teach i wanted to make something that tied the two together. i feel like, you know, i came up under an era of hip hop where i feel like hip hop taught me a lot. and so i wanted to kind of pay it forward, but pull out the teachable moments in current hip hop to, you know, to expand their vocabulary, expand their awareness around global issues. so it's not just a literacy good, it's in line with the standards and what have you it talks about poverty and conflict, diamonds and how we use water around the world and women's rights, so tackling social justice issues but it's kind of slid in there with the content of artists like kanye, ghost face, la
Al Jazeera America
Oct 16, 2013 10:00am EDT
. coming up on "consider this," how are online classes giving people more people a shot at education? and streets in america are covered with street art but does the graffiti on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. (vo) friday faultlines chases the flames as they spread throughout the west. >> there's a thick, acrid smoke smell in the air and we're following a strike team now to the top of the mountains where the fire line begins. (vo) it's a war being fought by air and on land costing millions of dollars every year. >> you will make an individual decision to build a home there, but what's the cost to the rest of us? (vo) what's going wrong with the war on wildfires and what are the true costs of putting them out? >> a revolution in online education is happening quickly as massive online open courses known as mooks have become increasingly popular on campus and off. the wisdom of sitting in a lecture hall as opposed to attending a virtual classroom is losing. s
Oct 13, 2013 10:00pm EDT
tv. what can be better than that? the title of my book is "why teach" in defense for a real education. that is a really hard question i would like to put on the shelf for a while. but in defense for a real education, that's why i want to try to work with a little bit. so let me ask this question what is this thing a real education? and i want to say against the disposition of the culture at large a lot of fellow scholars from the university of this point it is humanities based. the real the education is a humanities based education. why? first of all the humanities based education is conducive to the development of citizens. conducive to the development of citizens. our founder thomas jefferson wanted to create a university that would help people become citizens independent republic. it's one of the reasons he brought us the university of virginia and one of the reasons we are here. it seems to me that there is no better preparation for becoming a citizen for the united states of america or citizen of the world than a humanities education. in the humanities we learn to express ourselv
Oct 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. education for all campaigner, malala yousafzai, almost died a year ago at the hands of the taliban. in the time since, she's recovered, continued to speak out and is now considered a favorite to win the nobel peace prize later this week. nhk world's mitsuko nishikawa reports. >> reporter: malala yousafzai is unlike any child her age. the 16-year-old education campaigner has gone from a hospital bed to speaking at the united nations in the span of a year. >> instead of sending weapons, instead of sending tanks to afghanistan and all these countries which are suffering from terrorism, send books. instead of sending tanks, send pens. instead of sending soldiers, send teachers. >> reporter: malala first gained attention as a blogger who documented life in the taliban controlled area of swat valley in pakistan. she wrote about extremist attempts to stop girls from getting an education. that made her a target. taliban gunmen stormed her school bus a year ago and shot her in the head. the assassination attempt left her in critical condition. she was flown to a hospital in england for emergenc
Al Jazeera America
Oct 16, 2013 1:00am EDT
"consider this," how are online classes giving people more people a shot at education? and streets in america are covered with street art but does the graffiti on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. (vo) we pursue that story beyond the headline, past the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. (vo) and follow it no matter where it leads, all the way to you. al jazeera america. take a new look at news. >> a revolution in online education is happening quickly as massive online open courses known as mooks have become increasingly popular on campus and off. the wisdom of sitting in a lecture hall as opposed to attending a virtual classroom is losing. some are strong propone
Oct 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
center for education in the workforce. about a newo talk study done by the organization of economic cooperation and development. what was the headline from the study? guest: essentially that the united states is losing its competitive edge in its workforce, not so much at the top. we are pretty good at the top, that is, our best workers are as highly skilled as anyone. it is in the middle and towards the bottom of the education distribution where we are increasingly falling behind in 21st-century skills. host: what are those skills, what are we falling behind on? oldt: it used to be in the days, only the professional or technical worker needed skills like problem solving, vertical thinking, a variety of other skills, the ability to use knowledge effectively to solve problems. nowadays, in modern economies, virtually all workers need them. workers in almost every business or employee organization needs manage in a to modern competitive environment. host: who did the testing, what did they test? how do you test those things in adults? everyone has seen the headlines about american chi
Oct 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
malala yousafzai following her fight for girls' education. her supporters were disappointed when the 16-year-old activist didn't win this year's nobel peace prize, but her bravery still offers great encouragement to women in her home country. nhk world's masaki suda has more on girls' education in pakistan. >> reporter: these girls are singing the song for malala. it expresses their reverence for malala yousufzai and her campaign for the right to education. this village in punjab province is home to about 1,000 people. a girls school opened here just last year and today around 120 students ages 3 to 17 are enrolled. this is the school with the portrait of malala. in this school, girls are learning the basic of how to read and write. bibi is a teacher here. after she finished studies at a graduate school in pakistan, she began privately tutoring local girls. last year she opened this school with financial support from local ngo. >> translator: i saw malala on tv and learned she's risking her life for education. if a young girl like her can promote opportunities for education, why
Oct 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
on obamacare, the nsa, the irs abuse of power, the intrusion into our children's education, the destruction of our liberties. that's what's on the ballot. >> may i say one thing? listen to my opponents rhetoric. listen to his positions. it seems like he's doing more to try to run and replace rush limbaugh and then frank lautenberg. , that's the kind of rhetoric that is going to drive further gridlock and further divisiveness. we need to have leaders like myself who won't say, i won't work with anybody. please understand, governor christie and i have a lot of disagreements, from our sports teams to the fact that he is losing weight and i'm gaining weight -- he and i have worked together as partners on education, economic development. that he bashes of mine comes from a republican- democratic partnership to turn -- to turn newark around. every reporter is showing the progress of newark, standing with republicans to open hole through the to newark. >> let's move to another issue. >> i need to address this. you've really given the edge to my opponent throughout the whole debate. >>
Oct 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and get an education. but she survived that and after a long recovery, as you may know, she's now continuing to spread her message of empowerment and education. we get an update on her tonight from nbc's kate snow. >> we girls can change the world. are you girls with me? >> reporter: today malala's stage was the world bank. >> you can see the children are starving for education. and we need to help them. >> reporter: earlier in the week, it was "the daily show" touting her new book. >> they do not want women to get education because then women will become more powerful. >> happy 16th birthday, malala. >> reporter: and back in july, a standing ovation at the united nations on her 16th birthday. >> we must speak up with the books. they are the most powerful weapons. >> reporter: she was fighting for her life, shot in the head by the taliban just for saying girls have the right to be educated. today children prayed she would win the nobel. she deserve s it, says her friend. when it didn't happen, people across the globe expressed their disappointment. but those who know her says mala
Oct 8, 2013 7:00pm PDT
stay covered. >> people look to us for help and education about the health care system. they have forever. >> reporter: alan miller is optimistic but in no rush to add staff. next year will be a time to watch and learn how the newly insured respond to being covered under obama care. bertha coombs, "nightly business report." >>> to market focus now, we begin with j.c. penney. shares rose after the company said sales trends are improving. the department store posted a smaller decline in september seams and expects the improvement to continue. according to the company, women's and men's apparel and fine jewelry are improving. stock up to $7.77. just a year ago it was trading around $27 a share. >>> big job cuts announced. it will slash 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years, that's 14% of the work force. those reductions could save $1.3 billion a year and restore profits at the struggling telecom equipment maker. shares fell more than 9% today to $3.49. >>> shares of xerox. it focuses on accounting practices at affiliated computer services, an it outsourcing firm that xerox bo
Oct 16, 2013 5:00am EDT
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Oct 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. majority has slashed funding for the education, including impact aid, impact aid school districts have been harder hit than any other school districts as they struggle to provide quality education for the children of active military and native american students due to the g.o.p. sequester, many of these school districts have been reduced to four-day school weeks. this is a reckless and irresponsible way to govern. our nation's children and families deserve more not less. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. mr. speaker, i rise again today to continue speaking out about the human consequences of this ridiculous government shutdown. we are now one full week into this shameful display of irresponsibility. yesterday i spoke with a man in my district named joe burton, he's a decorated war hero, serving 21 years in the mili
Oct 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
reopening of a baltimore landmark. >> raising the bar for students the conversation at education nation. i am tim tooten. that story, coming up. >> a forgotten member of the ravens defense cannot wait. we will tell you why. >> are easy and cool and wet about senator theater is to reopen. it is like taking a trip back to 1939, when the senator originally opened, and there was some cleaning for tomorrow's sold-out opening that will benefit the pratt library. >> row seats for the reception .ill benefit the organization >> you have to be so proud of this theater. >> we are so proud. it has been a labor of love, but we have made it to get >> in addition to the main theater, there are now three new smaller theaters, and soon, there will also be a wine bar. school district are spending millions of dollars to bring more technology to the classroom. >> but some are asking, are educators paying too much attention to technology? we have more from education nation in new york. >> there are some education nation that believe that bringing some technology like this to the classroom will not meet the
Oct 11, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of education, peace, rights. my cause of equality will still be surviving. they cannot kill my cause. >> malala at the 92nd street y last night to the disappointment of advocates for women and girls education around the world malala was passed over for the nobel peace prize in favor of the u.n. agency that helps ban chemical weapons in syria. pakistani school girl began speaking out for the right to be educated when she was only 11 incurring wrath of regional taliban. when she insisted taliban gunman boarded her school bus and shot her in the head. malala was evacuated to england for extensive surgery and now at the age of 16 become a worldwide advocate and role model for women and girls. joining me is nbc news pakistan bureau chief who spent a lot of time not only covering the story but also with the family. great to see you. >> thanks. >> thanks for coming in and being here today. tell me the meaning of malala and what she has created and how disappointed she and her supporters are that she did not get the nobel. >> andrea, as you know, there was so much buzz, dutch a buildup to th
Oct 11, 2013 8:00am EDT
get an education and to get back home. my parents took us back home and raised us there. that whole sort of movement of time has moved -- brought more immigrants into the united states from africa who come here and build homes here and lives here but still bring their language here and there expression of self here and andte a hybrid meld of self i feel like it is fascinating to me, watching my own family and seeing my cousins have children here, seeing the generations go on and say how people are connected to their home but are of course americans, to, and that sort of hybrided sense of self is something i yearned to see more of expressed. tavis: what is it about that african expression on american african americans still do not get? >> that is a big question. i still do not get -- tavis: do not get, do not appreciate. there is always this ongoing conversation between black folk and african folk or black americans and african americans or africans, i should say that you're going to go to any barbershop on any given day and you have some black folk talking about africans and african
Oct 8, 2013 9:00am EDT
government, nobody seems to want to take that deal. education nation. today a look at the challenges for higher ed from teacher tenure to degree disparities. we have a former party powerbroker turned boilermaker. former indiana governor and current university president mitch daniels joins me. good morning from washington. it's tuesday october 8th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first raelds of the morning. today we're trying to get a little closer to the root of the shutdown and the deadlocked congress. plenty of reasons for it from lawmakers perfecting the art of gerrymandering to the rise of ideological media and social media echo chambers that reinforced the divisions. but one of the biggest reasons, political parties themselves have become decentralized and weak. the days of parties and their bosses holding the pursestrings while candidates are forced to play party politics are long gone. if you're a prospective candidate and get rejected by a party, you can get support from interest groups. if you can't do that and you're rich, you can fund yo
Oct 8, 2013 6:30pm EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Oct 8, 2013 6:00am EDT
the kids we want everything to be better and better salaries and infrastructure and better education. >> reporter: there is mass marches in support of school teachers on strike for two months and joe will be here to tell you why this puerto rico boss will make history in his first world title fight and stay with us, we will be back after the break. ♪ welcome back, you are watching the news hour on al jazeera and reminder of the top story, arrival of a giant u.s. area craft carrier in south korea is alarming the north and put the arm forces on high alert and missile test is carried out. apex summit in bali indonesia will increase trade and investment to boost the economy and china and japan and united states told them to sort out the debt crisis. and the special forces tried to capture in somalia is al shabaab leader and alleged to be responsible for attacks on u.s. interest for years. and it's been more than ten years since nigeria passed a law banning child labor but the international organization said there are 15 million children working there. in the final part of our series lo
Oct 9, 2013 10:00pm EDT
about it for years about how much education needs improvement in this country. what this survey does it ex trap hat trap lates. it's an extrapolation. >> 3 million jobs are available in the united states right now. perhaps even more. and they are unable to fill them because they don't have enough qualified or skilled workers. >> that's a big part. that's one of the reasons we debate immigration. >> not only about immigration but also about having to educate and help adults transition, mid-career adults make the transitions. >> what's distressing about the study it shows the difficulty if your parents are not well-educated. didn't go to college. the difficulty of surpassing them. the difficulty of getting a college education if your parents haven't. >> upward mobility. >> which in the united states is a huge deal. >> our whole national identity is tied into it. when that goes away we lose our national identity. >> let me tell you something so we don't all get depressed about the future of this country. as you know i'm at harvard this semester as a fellow. i have met a number of kids t
Oct 10, 2013 10:00pm EDT
incredibly brave 16-year-old advocate for girl's education in pakistan nearly died when she was shot in the head by the taliban. she might win the nobel peace prize tomorrow. christiane amanpour joins us on the panel next. i was made to work. make my mark with pride. create moments of value. build character through quality. and earn the right to be called a classic. the lands' end no iron dress shirt. starting at 49 dollars. add brand new belongings from nationwide insurance and we'll replace stolen or destroyed items with brand-new versions. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >>> welcome back to the show. an incredibly brave 16-year-old girl from pakistan may soon become the youngest person to win the nobel peace prize. the prize will be announced tomorrow. talking about malala yousavsai. she became an activist as a child speaking up for education after the taliban banned girls from school. she nearly died for her cause last year when a taliban gunman shot her in the head. our christiane amanpour spoke with her just this evening in a riveting conversa
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